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ARPA-E will not pre-assess an Applicant’s proposal. Prospective Applicants must review the technical requirements of the FOA and independently determine whether their proposed concept warrants a submission.


ARPA-E Archived Funding Opportunities

DE-FOA-0000208: Innovative Materials & Processes for Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies (IMPACCT)

Innovative Materials & Processes for Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies (IMPACCT). Coal-fired power plants currently generate approximately 50% of the electricity in the United States. While coal is a cheap and abundant resource, the continued reliance upon coal as an energy source could potentially have serious consequences in terms of global warming. The objective of this topic is to fund high risk, high reward research efforts that will revolutionize technologies that capture carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants, thereby preventing release into the atmosphere. ARPA-E seeks to complement existing DOE efforts in the field of carbon capture, led by the Office of Fossil Energy and National Energy Technology Laboratory, by accelerating promising ideas from the basic research stage towards large-scale demonstrations and ultimately, commercialization. Areas of interest include: low-cost catalysts to enable systems with superior thermodynamics that are not currently practical due to slow kinetics; robust materials that resist degradation from caustic contaminants in flue gas; and advanced capture processes that dramatically reduce the parasitic energy penalties and corresponding increase in the cost of electricity required for carbon capture. Full Applications must be received by ARPA-E by March 15, 2010, no later than 5:00PM Eastern Time.


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  • ARPA-E-CO@hq.doe.govfor questions regarding Funding Opportunity Announcements
    • Every Friday at 12 PM EST, ARPA-E will post responses to any questions that were received before Thursday at 12 PM EST. (Questions received after Thursday at 12 PM EST will be answered the following week). Responses are posted to "frequently Asked Questions" (see hyperlink below).
    • All questions must be submitted at least 48 hours before the submission deadline. ARPA-E will post responses to last-minute questions approximately 24 hours in advance of the deadline.
  • ExchangeHelp@hq.doe.govfor questions regarding ARPA-E’s online application portal, ARPA-E eXCHANGE.

Submission Deadlines

  • Concept Paper Submission Deadline: 1/15/2010 5:00 PM ET
  • Full Application Submission Deadline: 3/15/2010 5:00 PM ET
  • View Full Application Reviewer Comments Period: 4/16/2010 12:01 AM ET – 4/19/2010 5:00 PM ET